Tarek Elfatairy, Designer in Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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Tarek Elfatairy

Verified Expert  in Design


Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Toptal Member Since
January 18, 2022

Tarek is a product designer drawn to the idea of blending disciplines. He spends all his time making creations and contemplating ways to present them to people. Tarek's work includes UX design, 3D designs, illustration, and motion. He also enjoys drawing glyphs. In Tarek, you will find a creator who likes to make an impact with his designs.


Work Experience

Freelance Product Designer

2019 - PRESENT
  • Worked with over 20 clients from early-stage startups to well-established industry names to investigate business constraints and find solutions and untapped opportunities.
  • Directed businesses to better communicate their brands and design products from concept to execution.
  • Worked on graphic design, product design, product management, data visualization, and 2D motion.
Technologies: Adobe Experience Design (XD), Figma, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Adobe After Effects, Blender, Product Management, UX Research, UX Review, UX Design, UI Design, Design Thinking, Communication, Product Design, Mobile UI, Mobile UX, Graphic Design, eCommerce, Web App UX, Layout, 3D Graphics, Brand Guidelines, Logo Design, Animation, eCommerce UI, Responsive Web Apps, Adobe Illustrator, User Flows, Mobile App Design, Brand Design, Websites

Product Designer

2024 - 2024
  • Conducted a thorough review of existing eCommerce solutions to identify best practices and common pitfalls in user interface design, particularly for single-product stores.
  • Investigated the specific needs and preferences of Muslim women regarding online shopping for veiled scarves, focusing on cultural sensitivities and user experience expectations.
  • Developed a set of preliminary guidelines based on the audit and market research to enhance the user journey on the eCommerce site.
Technologies: UX Design, UI Design, Product Design, eCommerce, Web, Mobile, WooCommerce, eCommerce Design, Shopify, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Journey Mapping, Sitemaps, Wireframing, Mockups, Mobile First, Consumer Products

Graphic Designer

2023 - 2024
H&H Color Lab, Inc.
  • Developed a streamlined workflow for direct printing on magnetic materials.
  • Established a tracing methodology using Adobe Illustrator to produce high-quality PDFs from JPEG images compatible with the cutter plotter system.
  • Provided training and created comprehensive documentation to ensure the team utilized the new workflow effectively.
Technologies: ONYX Thrive, Adobe Illustrator, Graphic Design, Visual Design

Visual | UI Designer

2023 - 2023
IC Group, Inc.
  • Gained valuable experience collaborating with the IC Group, a leading software company in the promotional game industry, further enhancing my skills in working with large-scale vendors and solidifying my expertise in designing for prominent brands.
  • Successfully translated the client's vision into captivating UI/UX designs for a swipe steak and 3X3 game, creating an immersive user experience that aligned perfectly with their goals.
  • Created compelling visual assets, including a captivating promotional logotype, enticing gift assets, and dynamic states and responses within the game, resulting in increased user engagement and effective brand promotion.
Technologies: Visual Design, UI Design, Web Design

Mobile UX/UI Designer

2023 - 2023
VHS Bounty Marketplace
  • Gained a thorough understanding of the client's brief by conducting market research and working collaboratively with the client. This has enabled me to identify a significant potential for building a marketplace niche for selling VHS tapes.
  • Took the lead in defining the design efforts required. I have created a detailed design process that outlines every step, providing clear reasoning for my approach and leaving room for flexible changes.
  • Created the initial brand identity for VHS bounty. I drew inspiration from the VHS aesthetics and the 80's infamous artist while modernizing it to accommodate different use cases like digital platforms' UI elements.
Technologies: 3D Design, Figma, Mobile UI, Mobile Design, Marketplace Design, Communication, Product Design, Mobile UX, Illustrator CC, eCommerce, Web App UX, eCommerce Design

UI Designer

2023 - 2023
Odalis Sanchez
  • Audited a record label's existing website, created a detailed sitemap, and built a clear design process, aligning stakeholders' expectations and breaking down goals into smaller milestones and achievements.
  • Studied the Dope House Family's visual language over the past three decades, uplifted the brand identity to be more fluid, and worked on multiple touchpoints and mediums while staying relevant to the core concepts of the business.
  • Wireframed numerous solutions for the new website vision that positions it as a community hub and fans engagement platform.
  • Created a comprehensive design system, several graphical assets, high-fidelity web and mobile screens, and a prototype of the website with specified animations to ease the design handover to the development stage.
Technologies: Visual Design, Web Design, UI Design, Communication, Product Design, Mobile UI, Mobile UX, Illustrator CC, Design Thinking, Brand Guidelines, Logo Design, Responsive Web Apps, Adobe Illustrator, Landing Page Design, Color Palettes, Mobile App Design, Brand Design, Websites

Product Designer

2020 - 2021
  • Helped create a flexible framework to define how the internal venture team would optimize its efforts in assisting portfolio companies.
  • Devised product strategy and plans for companies at various stages of development. Consulted dozens of portfolio companies on how their digital products are performing and where they can improve.
  • Oversaw the development of Krowd9's product, a football fan experience app, from conception to completion. It involved UX research, building an entire brand identity, and a complete revamp of their current product.
Technologies: Adobe Experience Design (XD), UX Research, Design Thinking, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Product Management, Communication, Product Design, Mobile UI, Illustrator CC, Graphic Design, 3D Design, eCommerce, Layout, 3D Graphics, Data Visualization, Design Sprints, Interaction Design (IxD), Brand Guidelines, Logo Design, eCommerce Design, Animation, eCommerce UI, Responsive Web Apps, Adobe Illustrator, Landing Page Design, Color Palettes, User Flows, Mobile App Design, Brand Design, Websites

Designer | Partner

2018 - 2019
Yak Illustrations
  • Collaborated with my partners to lay the groundwork for the design studio's foundation and establish a distinct visual style.
  • Created the studio's branding project to emphasize the studio's distinct illustrative language and its core concept of creating bold, colorful worlds. Yak is regarded as one of the most prominent design studios in the region.
  • Collaborated with the team to create editorial illustrations for local and international digital publishers such as Springer Nature.
Technologies: Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Figma, Visual Art, Illustration, Motion Design, Branding, Communication, Product Design, Design Thinking, Graphic Design, Layout, 3D Graphics, Interaction Design (IxD), Brand Guidelines, Logo Design, Animation, Adobe Illustrator, Landing Page Design, Color Palettes, User Flows
2013 - 2018

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

German University in Cairo (GUC) - Cairo, Egypt


Meaningful Visual Identity Design: From Brief to Pitch



Dynamic Animation with 2D and 3D Illustration



Extended Reality for Everybody

University of Michigan | via Coursera


Gamification: Motivation Psychology & The Art of Engagement



Animation for Typographic Compositions



Master Digital Product Design: UX Research & UI Design



Design a Digital Font from A to Z



JavaScript Algorithms and Data Structures



Responsive Web Design



Adobe Experience Design (XD), Illustrator CC, Procreate, Figma, Glyphs, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop CC, Blender, DaVinci Resolve, ONYX Thrive


JavaScript, HTML5, CSS

Industry Expertise

Consumer Products


Web, Mobile, WooCommerce, Shopify


Project Management, Design, UX Research, Design Thinking, Product Management, UX Review, UX Design, UI Design, Visual Art, Branding, Product Design, Communication, Type Design, Brand Identity, Presentations, UX Testing, UI Motion, Marketplace Design, Visual Design, Design Sprints, User Interface (UI), Web App Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), Web Design, Interaction Design (IxD), Brand Guidelines, Logo Design, eCommerce Design, eCommerce, eCommerce UI, Web App UX, Layout, Mobile Design, Design Systems, Responsive Web Apps, User Flows, Lean UX, Component Libraries, Prototyping, UX Prototyping, UI Prototyping, Graphics, 2D Graphics, Layout Design, Web Layout, Color Palettes, Typography, Dashboards, User Journeys, Wireframing, WebApp, Landing Page Design, Landing Page Optimization, Presentation Design, Social Media Design, Information Architecture (IA), User Journey Maps, UX Wireframes, Mobile UX, Mobile UI, Mobile App Design, Brand Design, Websites, Newsletter Design, Tone of Voice, Illustration, Motion Design, 3D Design, Data Visualization, Animation, Storyboarding, Design Thinking Facilitation, eCommerce UX, Responsive UI, Typefaces, 3D Modeling, 2D Animation, 3D Animation, 3D, 3D Art, 2D, 3D Graphics, Graphic Design, UX Branding, Web UX Design, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Extended Reality (XR), 2D to 3D, Font Design, Gamification, User Engagement, User Psychology, Motivation, Arabic Typography, Typography Animation, Responsive Development, Programming, Logotype, Logo Systems, Logo Reveals, Digital Branding, Digital Brand Identity, Journey Mapping, Sitemaps, Mockups, Mobile First

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